May 252007

A new SKSS altitude record was set by Jim Faassen on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, when he flew his Zenith sailplane to a new record height of 3293 feet, as recorded by his onboard Z-Log altimeter.

Jim is no stranger to high altitude flying. He routinely achieves ’speck-out’ flights with the Zenith, and his other high flyers, the Zentis (a hybrid Zenith-Mantis plane), and the Esprit. Just a few days prior to the record setting flight, he had a flight in excess of 2200 feet.

The flight and altimeter reading were witnessed by fellow flyers John Chang, John Lane, and Bill Jordan.

Congratulations, Jim !!!!